9 days

Island hopping the eastern Gulf of Thailand

Exploring the Ko Chang archipelago the slow way
Ko Chang (3) Ko Wai (1) Ko Mak (2) Ko Rang (1) Ko Kut (2)
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5 days

Orangutans and Tanjung Puting

Wildlife of Central Kalimantan
Kumai (1 days) Tanjung Puting National Park (4)
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7 days

Sarawak’s national parks

Wildlife spotting and colourful Kuching
Kuching (2 days) Semenggoh Nature Reserve (2) Bako National Park (3)
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14 days

The best of Sarawak

Orangutans, rainforests and beaches
Kuching (2 days) Bako National Park (3) Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary (3) Kinabatangan Wildlife Reserve (3) Kota Kinabalu (3)
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7 days

Bangkok and beyond

Street-food and history
Bangkok (3 days) Ayutthaya (2) Kanchanaburi (2)
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10 days

Wats and mountaintops up North

The best of Northern Thailand
Chiang Mai (3 days) Chiang Dao (3) Doi Ang Khang Royal Agricultural Station (2) Chiang Rai (2)
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13 days

Action and relaxing down South

National parks and golden beaches
Bangkok (1 days) Khao Sok (4) Krabi (2) Ko Lanta (5) Trang (1)
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10 days

Vietnam north to south

Cities, Mekong Delta and Halong Bay
Hanoi (2 days) Halong Bay (1) Hoi An (2) Ho Chi Minh City (2) Mekong Delta (2) Ho Chi Minh City (1)
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12 days

Classic Vietnam

Historical cities and rural waterways
Hanoi (2 days) Halong Bay (2) Hue (2) Hoi An (2) Ho Chi Minh City (1) Mekong Delta (2) Ho Chi Minh City (1)
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14 days

Culture, cities and beach resorts

Vietnam’s cultural highlights plus a beach break
Hanoi (2 days) Halong Bay (2) Hue (2) Hoi An (2) Ho Chi Minh City (1) Mekong Delta (2) Phu Quoc (2) Ho Chi Minh City (1)
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  • Borneo


    Untamed nature
    Borneo is 'one great wild, untidy, luxuriant hothouse, made by nature for herself', wrote Charles Darwin in the 1800s...
  • Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary

    Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary

    25km west of the waterside town of Sandakan is Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary, a rehabilitation centre which runs popular pay-to-volunteer programmes...
  • Kota Kinabalu

    Kota Kinabalu

    Whether you’re wanting to scuba dive in pristine coral reef, trek Malaysia’s highest mountain or simply relax on the beach of a stylish resort, Kota Kinabalu seems to have something for everyone...
  • Kuching


    Nestled between the jungle and the sea, Sarawak’s capital began life as a trading post, built up by the family of Sir James Brooke, the first of the line of “white rajahs” who ruled Sarawak for a century...
  • Tanjung Puting National Park

    Tanjung Puting National Park

    Tanjung Puting National Park
    Indonesia’s Tanjung Puting National Park is famed for its conservation efforts, and with the world’s largest population of wild orangutans, you can almost guarantee you’ll see some of these free-roaming great apes...
  • Kumai


    Head to Kumai in Central Kalimantan, a port town and gateway to Tanjung Puting National Park...
  • Bako National Park

    Bako National Park

    Sarawak’s oldest national park is just over 20km from capital city Kuching, and is a popular day trip for tourists wanting a taste of the region's wildlife...
  • Kinabatangan Wildlife Reserve

    Kinabatangan Wildlife Reserve

    Sabah’s largest waterway is one of only two regions in the world which are inhabited by ten species of primate, and is Borneo’s most popular destination for tourists hoping to catch a glimpse of a wild Orangutan...
  • Semenggoh Nature Reserve

    Semenggoh Nature Reserve

    A couple of hours south of Sarawak’s capital Kuching, Semenggoh Nature Reserve is a research and rehabilitation centre for orphaned, displaced and injured orangutans, hornbills and honey bears...
  • Danum Valley

  • Singapore


  • Thailand


    More than tropical beaches and temples
    Thailand, a nearly 1,000-year-old kingdom with a population and landmass to match the UK, is a land of plenty...
  • Bangkok


    Known by the locals as Krung Thep, Thailand’s capital city is a sprawling, sweaty fusion of old and new, where towering skyscrapers emerge from crumbling pavements, and historic temples are circled by colourful tuk tuk cabs and monks clad in vibrant orange robes...
  • Ko Lanta

    Ko Lanta

    In Krabi Province on Thailand’s Andaman coast lies the island of Ko Lanta, where coral-fringed golden beaches and mangroves give way to sleepy streets and a rocky, jungly interior...
  • Ayutthaya


    Founded in 1350 and destroyed by invading Burmese in 1767, the once-glorious city of Ayutthaya was a former Siamese kingdom, preceding Bangkok as the capital of Siam...
  • Kanchanaburi


    Although best known for its sobering role in WW2 history — with sites including the Death Railway, Bridge over the River Kwae (Kwai) and Allied War Cemetery — Western Thailand's Kanchanaburi has plenty to offer tourists wanting to stay a little longer...
  • Chiang Rai

    Chiang Rai

    Near the borders of Laos and Myanmar lies the smaller and lesser visited former seat of the Lanna Kingdom, Chiang Rai...
  • Chiang Mai

    Chiang Mai

    Nestled in the mountainous north of Thailand and surrounded by lush countryside, the former seat of the Lanna Kingdom is perhaps best known for its 14th to 17th-century temples, including the former royal temple Wat Chedi Luang and mountaintop Wat Doi Suthep...
  • Chiang Dao

    Chiang Dao

    Lying in the shadow of the craggy peaks of Doi Luang Chiang Dao mountain and surrounded by rainforest, lies the small rural village of Chiang Dao...
  • Doi Inthanon

  • Doi Ang Khang Royal Agricultural Station

    Doi Ang Khang Royal Agricultural Station

    Of the scores of doi — "mountain(s)" in the Northern dialect — worth visiting in Northern Thailand, few have the effect of this 1,928m hill station blanketed in praya suekrong (Thai cherry blossom) and other temperate flowers and birdlife...
  • Krabi


    Krabi introduces epic Andaman Sea scenery that also stars limestone massifs at Railay, Thailand's premier climbing destination...
  • Trang

  • Khao Sok

    Khao Sok

    The South’s most popular nature reserve, Khao Sok National Park is home to 738-sq-km of virgin lowland jungle, towering limestone karsts, waterfalls, caves and the dazzling man-made Cheow Lan Lake...
  • Trat

  • Ko Chang

  • Ko Wai

  • Ko Mak

  • Ko Rang

  • Ko Kut

  • Vietnam


    Head-spinning contradictions and character
    Any preconceived notion of Vietnam will quickly disintegrate upon arrival...
  • Ho Chi Minh City

    Ho Chi Minh City

    Previously known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City changed its name after Vietnam unified following the Vietnam War...
  • Hanoi


    Vietnam’s capital is a riot of blaring horns, stunning architecture and delicious street food...
  • Sapa

  • Hoi An

    Hoi An

    Hoi An is one of Vietnam’s most attractive cities, due in part to the preservation of historic buildings in its Old Town (Hoi An avoided being bombed in the Vietnam War)...
  • Halong Bay

    Halong Bay

    Halong Bay is a World Heritage Site and Vietnam’s most popular tourist destination...
  • Mekong Delta

    Mekong Delta

    The Mekong Delta is Vietnam’s breadbasket, with 70% of the country’s fruit and 50% of its rice grown here...
  • Phu Quoc

    Phu Quoc

    Phu Quoc is an idyllic island that offers beaches, diving and kayaking to those looking to escape the bustle of Vietnam’s cities...
  • Hue


    Charming Hue was once the capital of the Nguyen dynasty and is a great place to explore the history of Imperial Vietnam...
  • Dalat


    Dive into a bit of adventure with a guided canyoning experience at the Elephant and Pongour Waterfalls near to the city of Dalat in Vietnam’s central highlands...
  • Con Dao Islands

    Con Dao Islands

    This remote archipelago off the southern coast is Vietnam’s premier spot for viewing sea life...
  • Phong Nha Caves

    Phong Nha Caves

    Home to the largest and third largest cave in the world, Phong Nha is a wonder of ancient karst and underground worlds...
  • Fansipan Mountain

    Fansipan Mountain

    At 3,143m, Fansipan is the highest mountain in the Indochinese Peninsula...
  • Malaysia


    Asia's cultural melting pot

Southeast Asia

So much more than the clichés

Is there anywhere on earth more misunderstood and exoticized than Southeast Asia? Decades of backpacker lore and lazy travel writing have cemented all…

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